Topic: chemiluminescence

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The Man Who Put the Pee in Phosphorus

In the 1660's, German alchemist Hennig Brand thought he knew the secret to making solid gold: pee. So set was he on these golden ambitions, he dehydrated 1,500 gallons (gallons!) of human urine to make it happen. Thou...

Ferrofluid + Glow Sticks – The Physics Girl

Ferromagnetic + fluid = ferrofluid, a liquid containing nanoscale particles of magnetite, hematite, or an iron compound. Invented by NASA's Steve Papell in 1963, ferrofluid forms undulating spikes and patterns as it r...

How to Make Glow Sticks

The first 3/4 of the video are a chemistry experiment breakdown of what goes into a glow stick and what each of those ingredients is meant to do. But at the end, all of this coalesces into...

Chemiluminescence: BytesizeScience’s glowing chemistry demo

From Bytesize Science: Hydrogen Peroxide + Luminol = Chemiluminescence or light caused by chemistry! Jay Sekhon demos this illuminating chemical reaction. Related videos: Things that glow (or seem to) and more che...